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What To Do Following Fire Damage In Your Jacksonville Home

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Do Following Fire Damage In Your Jacksonville Home Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess.

What To Do After A Fire

While residents of Jacksonville are no strangers to the threat of natural disasters and severe weather conditions, many homes face threats that could not get predicted by a meteorologist. When your house suffers the widespread effects of a fire, you might struggle to know what to do once the first responders have extinguished the flames.

One of the first things that many Jacksonville homeowners want to do once this situation happens to them is to assess the fire damages for themselves. In truth, the first thing that you should do beyond assessing the status of your entire family and occupants of the house is to contact your insurance provider. They can provide you with some insight into what they need to get a claim started which can ultimately cover the costs of the restoration process.

While your insurance company is not just going to take your word for it, you can rely on our SERVPRO rapid response team to help you catalog the damages that your house has sustained as well as perform preliminary mitigation work to prevent the damage from getting worse while you await restoration work to begin. This mitigation process can ultimately save you money, and help to ensure that restoring your home does not take longer than necessary to accomplish.

One of the benefits of using our SERVPRO professionals for both estimation and restoration steps is that our experts can work directly with your insurance provider to make the process as seamless as possible for you. This communication helps to keep everyone on the same page and can expedite the claims process instead of requiring legwork from you in an already traumatic time.

Overcoming the fire damages that have affected your home is not always as simple as just cleaning up the mess. From specialized equipment to highly trained personnel, the process is intricate and involved. You can trust our SERVPRO of Arlington team to help you overcome every obstacle between the damage and restoring your home to preloss conditions. Give our rapid response team a call 24/7 at (904) 721-2230.

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Furniture Stores Recover Quickly with Commercial Water Removal Services in Jacksonville

9/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Furniture Stores Recover Quickly with Commercial Water Removal Services in Jacksonville The Emergency READY Profile Plan Can Be Especially Useful During September Disasters Month in the Jacksonville Area

SERVPRO Offers the ERP Program and Fast Water Loss Services

Helping people find the furnishings needed to make their Jacksonville home more comfortable can become a lucrative enterprise. Disasters can cut into your profit margin quickly, and if extremely severe, a crisis can cause your business to fail.
 
Businesses in Jacksonville who plan for the times they need mitigation services like commercial water removal and cleanup use SERVPRO's Emergency READY Program to give them a head start after a disaster. This mobile app can also help prevent incidents from even occurring. Having one in place saves valuable time, however, and can result in a more rapid, facilitated recovery. However, we always respond as quickly as possible to all calls we receive, regardless of the existence of a READY Profile. Our area's economic health depends on the success of all our local businesses, including yours.
 
When your business holds standing water in any location, that water steadily seeps into the floor. Tiny cracks that remain undamaged during regular mopping and other cleaning chores can become entry points where the water slowly eats at the adhesives holding your tile floor in place. Loose tiles quickly become chipped when not replaced with new ones. SERVPRO technicians want to get the water removed as quickly as possible and then start drying out the areas that remain damp.
 
When water comes from dirty sources, we also need to perform cleaning and sanitizing methods to ensure that contaminated areas no longer pose a risk. Both clean and contaminated water require removal of moisture and water vapor through our efficient drying techniques.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians connect heated floor pads to extraction machines. These components work together to heat the floor, so moisture trapped underneath the tiles evaporates into the air above the tiling, and then the extraction mechanism whisks the water vapor into individual holding tanks. For large-scale flooding, we also use desiccant machines to pull water vapor out of the air.
 
Drying out upholstered furniture after becoming soaked with clean water can help rescue much of your inventory. We also treat these with an antimicrobial spray, if our customer desires such additional treatment. We can discuss this extra option with you. When needed, our SERVPRO techs can place styrofoam or wood blocks to reduce your inventory to standing water which may wick and cause secondary damages.
 
If commercial water removal is what your business needs, SERVPRO of Arlington can help. Calling us at (904) 721-2230 can get things started in the right direction for you. Our experienced technicians are always ready to help other local businesses in the Fort Caroline and St Nicholas areas recover after all types of disasters.

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Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage In Jacksonville Real Estate Properties

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage In Jacksonville Real Estate Properties Damaged pipes might exist, but other sources of water can involve damaged roofing components, wet crawlspaces, damaged gutters, or faulty appliances.

Restoring Areas Sustaining Water Damage

Residential property in Jacksonville can sustain different kinds of damage when a house or apartment building sits vacant for a lengthy period. Getting a home ready for new occupants means additional work in these situations. Most, if not all, home buyers and most renters insist that the condition of their new dwelling is in excellent condition.

When selling or renting a home or apartment in Jacksonville, keeping an eye out for water damage when conducting an inspection can prevent future unpleasant situations. Damaged pipes might exist, but other sources of water can involve damaged roofing components, wet crawlspaces, damaged gutters, or faulty appliances. Water heaters can slowly leak and cause a house to suffer high humidity. The technicians sent out by SERVPRO to your property can quickly determine the source of invasive water, so future damage does not occur.

Mitigating existing damage can take the form of removing damaged areas as well as cleaning surfaces of grime attracted by damp conditions. One thing to keep in mind is the possibility of mold and mildew infestation. Our IICRC-certified professionals can perform any necessary remediation if we detect microbial activity. We want to help you in preparing your property for future occupants.

If water still exists, we can get this removed from the house and get things dry again. Dampness can make paint bubble and peel, and affect wallpaper coverings in negative ways, also. Windows can stick, and doors and cabinets can also become difficult to close or open easily whenever water damage affects a residence. Floorboards can warp, buckle, crown, and even splinter. Wooden treads on stairwells can also sustain severe damage from exposure to the damp conditions caused by water.

SERVPRO of Arlington works with residents, property owners, and real estate agents in getting homes back to livable condition, just “Like it never even happened.” Call us, your local restoration experts, at (904) 721-2230 so we can mitigate any damages of your property in Spring Glen, Regency, or Merrill. We assist in emergency situations, also, making it possible for us to prevent extensive damage from happening in the first place.

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What to Expect When SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Flood Damage in Jacksonville

8/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Expect When SERVPRO Recommends a Pack Out After Flood Damage in Jacksonville If your home is facing a flooding scenario, contact SERVPRO to go over the many services offered, which can include pack-outs.

Our Certified Technicians Focus on Drying Out Your Home and Possessions After Flooding


Severe storms and significant plumbing or appliance fails can fill the lower levels of your Jacksonville home with water. Recovery from this event requires attention to both the structural damage affecting your home and the harm done to furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. Our on-site water removal and drying technicians are rivaled only by our production facility employees in the skills and experience needed to return both your home and your belongings to preloss condition.

After torrential rains and high winds combine to inflict flood damage to your Jacksonville dwelling, the interior and exterior of your home need considerable attention. We need access to areas where recesses might hide water, and our equipment requires cleared and open set up spaces to achieve the best results. When our crew chief assesses the flood damage a pack out of movable items can be recommended as part of the plan. Our crews are well-trained in industry best practices about inventorying, preparing, protecting, and moving the non-structural property articles to a secure and dry location.

At your home, SERVPRO crew members systematically work to remove water, sanitize flooded surfaces, and achieve structural drying goals on a large, room by room scale. Any furniture and personal property left in the flooded locations can inhibit our efforts. If not packed out the furnishings and other articles also fail to receive the specialized care they need to recover their fresh clean, and dry characteristics. Our production space can be configured to create a series of efficient mini drying and cleaning spaces for the packed out inventory, allowing a customizable approach to the many pieces of property soaked by the flood waters.

SERVPRO employees take the opportunity to evaluate the packed out property, assessing for damage and proposing strategies to clean and dry the items. We have water extraction equipment and laundry facilities available to manage the effects of flooding on everything from your living room furniture suite to window coverings to clothing to papers and books, and more. The employees working on the pack out inventory document the damage for your insurance company and employ cutting-edge technologies to transform belongings you believe are ruined back to their full function and appearance. For example, we have access off-site to resources like freeze-drying methods to restore soaked papers, books, and pictures and technicians trained in electronics drying and restoration.

SERVPRO of Arlington is proud to offer a broad range of flood damage solutions for all types of property. Explore the benefits of a pack out when you consult with our project managers after calling our emergency line at  (904) 721-2230.

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Why HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Get Mold Damage Easily

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Get Mold Damage Easily SERVPRO Remediates Mold Growth in HVAC Systems in Jacksonville Homes and Businesses

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold in Jacksonville Properties' Ductwork

Some familiar places to find significant mold damage in a Jacksonville home is inside the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system running through the building. While mold can find its way into any corner and place in and around the structure, HVAC systems are at a much higher risk of fungal growth than most other areas. Because mold in an HVAC system requires advanced care like that provided by SERVPRO to eliminate, the best path is to understand why it tends to grow in those places and take steps to mitigate those factors.

Why Mold Grows in HVAC Systems
Perhaps the single biggest determiner of where mold damage spreads in a Jacksonville home is the nature and general status of the environment it takes root in. HVAC systems create climate-controlled, dark, undisturbed spaces with many filters, vents, and walls lined with dust and organic materials - ideal conditions for an aspiring fungal colony. While moisture is also a key determinant of whether or not mold can grow in an area, the year-round humidity in and around Jacksonville means that this factor is less crucial than in other parts of the country. Mold grows best in vents that have as little air movement as possible, especially those that are used continuously but rarely see their filters replaced.

How to Prevent Growth
The most impactful way to control mold growth in your HVAC system is to ensure that it receives regular maintenance and upkeep. Replace old filters before they fill with dust and debris to ensure that air moves fast and clean throughout the home. While it may be tempting to put off a replacement for an extra few months or years, the hassle from taking care of replacements is undoubtedly less than the strains that come with a call to SERVPRO for a full mold remediation project.

If you sense mold is present by the odor or staining in your home, we can inspect your ductwork, and if needed, clean them and disinfect them against mold growth.

SERVPRO of Arlington provides fast and inexpensive mold damage remediation services for homeowners in the area. Give us a call for 24/7 services or a quote at (904) 721-2230.

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We Can Handle Water Damage Restoration in Jacksonville

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Can Handle Water Damage Restoration in Jacksonville Unfortunately, plumbing can fail and dump out gallons of water into your cabinets. Have SERVPRO on speed dial to remediate such damage.

Team SERVPRO Takes Control of the Water Damage Incident in Your Home

There is excess water in your home due to a pipe burst under the kitchen sink. There is a significant amount of water on the floor, which requires professional services. We are nearby and can provide you with the assistance you need to you restore your home. Our certified team has the right equipment and skills to do an efficient job of removing water from your Jacksonville residence.
 
SERVPRO technicians are highly trained to handle water damage cleanup in Jacksonville. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our crew works swiftly to reduce further damages to your property. The second you call us, we begin the restoration process. We ask the right questions to prepare our skilled techs so they can do the job right. When our team arrives at your residence, you can trust them to handle the issue quickly and effectively whenever possible. No matter the level of damage, our team is there to help.
 
The team may use powerful extractors, pumps, and vacuum to eliminate water from the affected areas. Working fast can help prevent mold growth. If excess water remains in your home for more than 24 hours, it can cause health effects. After, the migration period, our technicians can start the cleanup process. Our crew can use special cleaning agents to clean various surfaces such as the floors, lower walls, and baseboards. If needed, the crew utilizes deodorizers to get rid of stale and musty odors.
 
Our certified SERVPRO water damage restoration techs know what to do in these situations. After they clean your home, the crew dries the structure. They may use industrial air movers, axial fans, and professional dehumidifiers to clean the air and to dry the affected areas completely. Moisture can seep into the ceilings, lower walls, and carpeting as well as beneath the flooring. Our crew is trained to eliminate all moisture from the structure, which is why contacting us is wise.
 
SERVPRO of Arlington restoration provides fast and reliable water damage services. Contact us 24/7 at (904) 721-2230. Our techs can restore your home to its preloss condition when possible.

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Assisting You in Clearing Out Algae and Mold Damage in Your Arlington Aquatics Shop

7/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Assisting You in Clearing Out Algae and Mold Damage in Your Arlington Aquatics Shop Your aquatics shop has a great deal of water in many areas which holds many types of fish for sale. If you see or smell mold, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate a Mold Infestation in Your Business

Running an aquatics shop in Arlington can become a time-consuming but fun passion, quickly growing larger each year. Keeping things clean helps decrease the number of sick animals that decrease your inventory and profits, but doing the maintenance work takes substantial amounts of time.
 
Once algae and mold become visible inside your business, the problem with commercial mold damage in Arlington may already have caused serious problems to materials inside your building. SERVPRO technicians can help you get things clean and healthy again for your living inventory, your employees, and your customers. We work quickly to save our customers time and minimize the period their shop requires temporary closure.
 
We can help your staff move cages and tanks to another area while we clean shelves, display units, and other locations where mold and algae accumulated. Treating these locations with antimicrobial sprays that are safe once dry keeps mold and other microorganisms from regrowing protect your business's future. SERVPRO sees every business in our area as a vital and crucial part of our economy, and we want you to continue providing the community with your products and services.
 
SERVPRO employees can also assist your employees in cleaning out cages that contain large amounts of mold growth, so mold damage does not spread again. Mold can grow anywhere that moisture levels make it possible, and feeding your live inventory also gives microbes a steady food supply. These microorganisms can cause health effects in people, and can do the same to reptiles and other aquatic pets you have for sale.
 
We also help find any water leaks exist in your lines or other equipment. Repairing such locations can not only keep problems from happening again but also decrease your water bills. Many business owners find that doing this results in significant savings each month.
 
SERVPRO of Arlington is always ready to help you improve your business's appearance and functionality by restoring things to a healthy condition. Call us at (904) 721-2230 so we can help you with any amount of mold damage remediation and clean up services needed to keep your shop in a healthy state.

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Methods of Cleaning Your Jacksonville Property after a Fire Damage Experience

7/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Methods of Cleaning Your Jacksonville Property after a Fire Damage Experience When you are facing fire damage and soot, it's best to have a professional company like SERVPRO handle the remediation. Call immediately.

Team SERVPRO Uses Appropriate Cleaning Methods When Dealing With Soot and Other Damage After a Fire

After a fire damage incident, the smoke particles that move around the structure can negatively impact ceilings and walls in many ways. To prevent permanent or further damage, you need to take immediate action, and it is not advisable to do the cleaning by yourself. Not all fire events are the same, and that calls for professional help to determine the most suitable restoration procedures for your Jacksonville property.
 
Specific factors guide our SERVPRO technicians when selecting the most appropriate technique after a fire damage incident in Jacksonville. For instance, if we are cleaning walls and ceilings, we look at the type of smoke residues, the nature of the surface, and whether the area is dry cleanable or wet cleanable. Peroxide active cleaning, wet cleaning as well as well dry cleaning are the primary cleaning methods that we use.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning when cleaning surfaces that have non-oily smoke residues. In this method, we use a dry clean sponge to do the job, and it is among the initial steps that we perform before extensive cleaning starts. If we need to remove light to heavy smoke residues from wooden, metal, and painted ceilings, then wet cleaning is an option.
 
Peroxide active cleaning is a suitable method for cleaning greasy particles that are on acoustical ceilings and other forms of nonporous and porous ceilings. We prefer this method when there are chances of dissolving the coating on textured ceilings through aggressive wet cleaning methods. The method also preserves the appearance of blown tiles.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians are dry cleaning your property, we usually start by cleaning the ceilings before moving to the walls to avoid introducing dirt to clean areas. To avoid streaking the walls with the cleaning solution during wet cleaning, we start by cleaning the walls and then move to the ceilings. We also clean walls from the bottom to the top when performing wet cleaning.
 
To learn more about your options, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230. Our highly trained technicians offer 24-hour emergency services, and our work is made easier by the state-of-the-art facilities which we use.
 
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Finding Hidden Water Damage while Renovating Your Jacksonville Home

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Finding Hidden Water Damage while Renovating Your Jacksonville Home If you find water damage during a renovation, count on SERVPRO for remediation.

Hidden surprises during renovations can include water damage

Many homeowners in Jacksonville choose to begin renovations on their home during the summer. These projects can reveal damaged areas inside walls and floors that may have gone undetected previously. Other times, the damage proves much worse than anticipated.

When residents in Jacksonville find water damage during a home renovation, we can help keep your project on schedule. Many contractors often do not have the tools or skills to mitigate water damage. Water damage mitigation requires experience to ensure a complete and thorough job. Our technicians receive extensive training and earn certificates from the IICRC.

When water leaks or drips continuously, or an overflowed basin occurred, saturated materials begin to decompose. Your floors and walls can seem okay wherever visible, but once exposed, their actual condition shows the damage.

We must remove all of the damaged materials before your project can continue. As we bag these things up, we also take care to remove any nails, screws, and jagged pieces. We want to leave the area in a safe condition so renovation workers can continue with their part of making your home precisely how you want it when they finish.

When they finish with all of the renovations you want, odors might seem to develop. We can also help you get control of this problem by eliminating what causes these new smells. Sometimes, removing parts of your home to carry out a renovation exposes odor-causing particles. These often remain after the renovation is completed. If so, warmer days might also bring stronger odors. Our staff can help remove these by using thermal fogging. This method is very useful in removing odors from water damage and also smoke.

When water damage causes your family problems of any kind, we are ready to help you make things right again. Call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 any hour of the day or night. We can help keep everything on track. Our technicians serve families in the Jacksonville, Arlington, and Fort Caroline areas.

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Fire Damage Experts in St Nicholas Explain Mitigation Procedures

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in St Nicholas Explain Mitigation Procedures Proper assessment by certified SERVPRO technicians can help with expediting the remediation process. Call immediately after a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Type of Damage Left by the Fire Before Starting the Remediation Process

If a fire ever starts on your property in St Nicholas, there are a few elements of the blaze that can cause damage. When something burns, the process of a solid turning into a gas via heat or combustion takes place. Due to changing conditions during a fire, many materials do not completely combust causing items to get partially burnt and creating smoke.
 
The flames and heat created during a blaze can burn and cause charring on various contents and building materials inside your home. During any fire damage in St Nicholas, repairing burnt or charred structural materials is vital. When heat affects items, they lose their structural integrity and can create pungent aromas inside the building.
 
When restoring burnt and charred items, our SERVPRO technicians first concentrate on materials that are essential for your house's structural integrity. Flames can torch items such as drywall and flooring. If the blaze is especially hot, wooden studs and floor trusses can also get affected.
 
Before any restoration work takes place, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the entire structure to figure out the extent of the damage. We determine how severely items were burnt by measuring the depth of the charring on the material's surface. We also trace where the smoke went inside the home and how badly it affected items.
 
In many cases, the flames and heat coming from a fire burn items deeply into the materials forcing them to be removed and replaced. In some situations, if the charring is not deep, materials can be saved from replacement. If charring occurs on wooden studs, they can be sanded down past the burnt material on the surface of the wood. If the burnt material is just on the surface of some materials, then they can be sanded down and resurfaced.
 
After the burnt part of the material is removed, the raw substances get treated with a specialized sealant paint. The paint coats the sanded material and seals the wood preventing burnt fragrances from existing after reconstruction. The sealant also often gets used to seal elements that got affected by smoke created by the fire.
 
Smoke damage also can require different methods such as cleaning and soot removal to prevent foul odors. At the end of the job, the goal is to restore the home to preloss conditions entirely. For assistance with fixing items burnt during a fire, call SERVPRO of Arlington at (904) 721-2230 24/7.
 
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